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Partnership between Varma and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet continues


Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company remains the main co-operation partner of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The co-operation that started in 1984 will continue until the end of 2018 as part of a new contract. The contract includes the option of an additional year of partnership.

The partnership between Varma and the National Opera and Ballet supports Finnish culture and brings the world of opera and ballet within reach of an increasing number of people. The organisation of customer events is the main form of the co-operation: among other events, Varma’s most important customer event takes place at the National Opera.

- The guest performances of the National Opera and Ballet around Finland, operas featuring school children, and live performances bring the art world within reach of all Finns. It is also worth noting that the National Opera is a diverse employer. The partnership also offers us interesting potential to develop working life together with the makers of creative work, says Ville-Veikko Laukkanen, Varma’s Executive Vice President.

The operations of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet are supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Business partnership enables the operations to be expanded across age groups and more extensively in Finland.

- One of our key goals is to increase well-being. Main stage productions are at the core of our operations. We offer programmes for people of all ages, from Art Breaks for Babies to Opera Tea Time Dances for seniors. It is wonderful that our long-term partnership with Varma in promoting well-being continues,” says Päivi Kärkkäinen, General Director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

For more information, please contact:
Varma: Ville-Veikko Laukkanen, Executive Vice President, tel. +358 10 244 3167,
Finnish National Opera and Ballet: Päivi Kärkkäinen, General Director, tel. 09 4030 2200,